Why Travel Beyond

I’m always learning! On my own time, I love to dream, research and plan my next travel adventure. To now have the opportunity to see what others create for their once-in-a-lifetime journey is a perfect alignment of my passion for being a lifelong learner and explorer.

Destinations Visited

China, South Korea, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, New Zealand, Israel, Egypt, Kenya, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Greece, Montenegro, Croatia, Italy, France, Austria, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland, England, Scotland, Ireland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Canada, Peru, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Belize, Mexico, Aruba, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, The Bahamas

Education

BA in Psychology, University of Minnesota – Twin Cities
MA in Nonprofit Management and Business Administration, Hamline University

Career History

I kicked off my career in the nonprofit sector where over the course of seven years, I worked in grantmaking, fundraising, and communications. I’ve always had a passion for travel as my parents were avid adventurers and fortunately for me, I was able to go with them throughout my childhood. When the opportunity to join Travel Beyond crossed my path, it was something I couldn’t pass up, and I am thrilled to make the career change.

Most Memorable Travel Experience

In February 2016, I traveled with a group of five friends to Belize to experience 15 sports in one week. We spent three days in the jungle and three days on a private island, where activities included rappelling a waterfall, zip lining, snorkeling, kayaking through caves and windsurfing, to name a few. This was my first trip where being active was the main way we experienced the country and culture. Most all of my previous travel has been to visit particular sights, museums or parks, or lounge on a tropical beach. This was the first time I got to really dive in and use my fitness to sightsee. I can’t wait to plan my next adventure destination.